• Unexcused
  • Excused
  • Attended Class

Within the excused and unexcused attendance types, Attendance Managers can enter multiple excuse types. Excuse types are detailed reasons why a student did not attend class, for example: sick, field trip, family emergency, tardy, etc. Each school can customize the excuse types and make certain ones available to teachers.

To add an attendance and excuse type:

  1. Go to persona onRecord> Settings
  2. Land on Attendance types.
  3. Click Add and enter the following information:
    • Sort Order
       The sort order for the main category will determine where this category is   
       displayed on the Attendance Types page and also within the dropdown
       listbox that teachers and managers have access to when recording
       attendance.
    • Category Description
       Name of the overall category. i.e. Tardy - this is used in select reports• Number of Subcategories
       Number of different excuse types, i.e. Late to Class Unexcused, Late to  
       Class Excused.
  4. Click Next and enter the following information:
    • Sort Order
       The sort order for the subcategories will determine where each reason
       displays on the Attendance Types page and also within the dropdown listbox
       that teachers and managers have access to when recording attendance.
    • Subcategory Description:
       Name for the excuse, i.e. Field Trip; Sports Game; ill etc.
    • Faculty Access
       Check if you would like teachers to be able to select this as an excuse for a  
       student.  If this excuse is something only the Attendance Manager will use,
       leave the box unchecked.
    • Excused/Unexcused
       Choose the excuse type (Excused or Unexcused) - this is used in select  
       reports and on report cards
    • Delete
       Used to delete any unused subcategory
  5. Click Save & Exit.